These Pools Help Support Half The People On Earth

4 584 909 Megtekintés

What are these electric blue ponds in the middle of the Utah desert? And why do they keep changing color?
Join Derek Muller (Veritasium) as he looks into the weird, bizarre, and seemingly inexplicable images found on Google Earth to discover what on Earth they actually are. It’s a travel vlog, documentary, and science show wrapped into one. It’s Pindrop.

  • Really cool. Beautifull created. Informative content.

    Simply ChandanSimply ChandanÓrája
  • You think this ponds are beautiful now? Well they're even more cool if you leave Moab early in the morning, go along the Colorado to Long Canyon Road, then travel up and over to Schaefer Switchbacks Road, take in all the breath taking view as you drive all the way down and meander over to Potash Road, which takes you right by these ponds, and then back in to Moab for lunch! 😁

    Dirt WagonDirt Wagon2 órája
  • So they burnt Millions of Trees !!!!!

    Inam AhamedInam Ahamed4 órája
  • It is amazing that our economy and life really depend on what and where and how and when we depend on our planet earth!

    Eddy AgostoEddy Agosto6 órája
  • Did he say $330 dollars per metric ton of potash? That is unbelievably cheap, lol

    straultstrault7 órája
  • tldw; potassium salts evaporation pans

    Atharv SakhalaAtharv Sakhala9 órája
  • Benchmark video! Great work

    Mayank BhardwajMayank Bhardwaj10 órája
  • Hunter-gatherers didn't spend all day harvesting food. You're thinking of farmers.

    Mariusz ButrykowskiMariusz Butrykowski11 órája
  • Pot economy is growing

    Jim PikoulisJim Pikoulis11 órája
  • Infused Bum powder

    Jim PikoulisJim Pikoulis12 órája
  • Incredible explanation!!!

    vuppu rammohanraovuppu rammohanrao14 órája
  • Fascinating. Who knew?

    Remote Viewer 1Remote Viewer 115 órája
  • Packed with content. The way you brought together several seemingly unrelated events as the story progressed was very well done.

    John WolfJohn Wolf18 órája
  • I did not expect it to do that! Said the guy with ear plugs xD

    IgorRyltsevIgorRyltsev18 órája
  • Really enjoyed this one thank you :)

    Ivan DossevIvan Dossev18 órája
  • Fantastic episode

    frederikfialinfrederikfialin22 órája
  • 1:37 "They sorta look like rice patties.." Yeah except for the lack of any rice..

    The PicklesThe PicklesNapja
  • You should visit the Saskatchewan Potash mines in Canada

  • Nice video

    bharath kumarbharath kumarNapja
  • The amount of collateral info Derek manages to shoehorn into this video reminds me of James Burke's Connections. Great production values Derek.

    Neuro FiberNeuro FiberNapja
  • Very interesting. But one mistake. Many, if not all tribal cultures of the past, spent only a small amount of their time looking for food. They had a good amount of time off. Modern industrialized man spends far more time “ making a living“. ,

    sven oscar Hansensven oscar HansenNapja
  • Best educator best vedio maker best.

  • Also, please make more of these!

    Vincent Guido PrintupVincent Guido PrintupNapja
  • Instead of watching what everyone else is. I’m here learning. Everyday. To become smarter and more knowledgeable for my future. When no one else that does this stuff is around.

    Vincent Guido PrintupVincent Guido PrintupNapja
  • The first thing i thought about when i saw the gatorade is that the whole lake is filled with gatorade

  • How many of you made it to the end? like👍

  • hmm that battery at 3:14, would have done nothing to that damp ash ... both negative and positive electrodes are connected to the same point on the battery ...

  • Are they purposely “wasting” water for potash?

  • Wow. 20 years ago, me and a friend went to Lake Powell for Spring Break... we took some back country route from I-70, and It was one of the most desolate drives I've ever been on. I'll never forget seeing these big piles of blue rocks every once in a while. I've always wondered what those blue rocks were... and just now, today after all these years... I think I just learned that they were probably copper sulfate. :)

  • Great video, it's a pity that the invention of fertilizers that increase crop production doesn't mean we can leave the rainforests alone. Without an abundance of trees we have less air and less wildlife which keeps this world in balance.

    Steve TobiasSteve TobiasNapja
  • You need to take your flamey and blowupey experiments outside where you won't die from the fumes.

  • Somebody had an astronomical budget increase! This is amazing!

    How To Watch MoviesHow To Watch MoviesNapja
  • All the Doctor Stone fans probably sat up at 7:05

    Pohatu NuvaPohatu NuvaNapja
  • Um why does the bucket fly up if the top side is open?

    • the slow mo makes it look like the table bounced it up so would the same thing happen if it was on the ground?

  • After I had watched the first few minutes of this video, I thought he didn't have much of anything interesting to say, and was just stalling to make the video longer. That's when I kept watching for just long enough to realize how interesting and informative this video really is. I had no idea potassium came from pot ash, or was named from it.

    Bob ChannellBob ChannellNapja
  • My dad and I are on the time 1:33 and this was part of our Colorado/Utah adventure.😄

    Jacob NicholsenJacob NicholsenNapja
  • the potassium mining in Florida is currently causing massive radioactive spills into the gulf of Mexico and contemning our water aquifers. We are in the midst of a major ecological disaster and it's not getting much press like an oil spill would. You should mention that fishing byproducts (fish bones) contain lots of potash and we could use that instead of dumping it back into the ocean in order to avoid toxic spills from mining.

    Matthew BagleyMatthew BagleyNapja
  • Comes from Dutch: Pot as. A pot with ashes. We call it Salpeter. Because we can.

    Brice De BruyneBrice De BruyneNapja
  • This is captivating..just discovered your channel. Your videos are so professionally made!

    Jean Charles ClementJean Charles ClementNapja
  • Wonderful show.

    Priscilla MurphyPriscilla MurphyNapja
  • So how much water from the Colorado river is evaporated each year, in a time when water is fast becoming a scarce commodity in a lot of places around the world? I understand the importance of potassium to modern living, but surely with all our technology available to us today, some means can be found to recycle or recover the water that is lost to the atmosphere?

    Major BrusterMajor Bruster2 napja
  • Hm... Makes me want to watch Fight Club 😂

    『th k dzc ntf th m』『th k dzc ntf th m』2 napja
  • Wow, never knew potassium was so important.

    Mugtba MoamedMugtba Moamed2 napja
  • Few days ago, I found those weird pools in Google Maps when I was watching satellite images of desert in China.(Coordinates 40.41106,90.77829) Then after few days,this video got recommended to me.

    MehulMehul2 napja
  • 4:27 Hi, I am Derek, Welcome to Jackass!

    Aviectus G.Aviectus G.2 napja
  • One of the best videos I have seen on HUworld

    Nice GarryNice Garry2 napja
  • It's too bad that this video had so much more effort put into it, and it only got half the views of just the subscribers. Maybe people disliked the video because they thought the editing was cringe?

    Samuel KnoxSamuel Knox2 napja
  • Best YT show I’ve ever seen. Nice work!

    Carl MillerCarl Miller2 napja
  • Appreciate every video you make - Thanks for all your work :)

    Tomasu HopTomasu Hop2 napja
  • 10:23 It's funny that the former name of Potash Pater was Moab, seeing that Moab is a land overlooking a very large natural potash pool also known as The Dead Sea

    Adam BursteinAdam Burstein2 napja
  • I stumbled on this video. I'm not sure which I'm more thankful for, this ridiculously perfect narrator, or the incredible lesson I learned? Universities and colleges should rush to learn this dude's technics. Thanks for this informative video. Don't ever stop, please.

    Baron Dean EmmanuelBaron Dean Emmanuel2 napja
  • The adhesive dragon observationally connect because apartment successfully knit alongside a vivacious waiter. cynical, utter gear

    Clerissa LueningClerissa Luening2 napja
  • That abandoned city off the coast of Japan is Gunkanjima also know as the island that looks like a "Battle ship". It's a ghost town now, but long time ago it was a mining city. Now people go there to take pictures. Entry to certain areas is forbidden due to how old the buildings are and risk of collapse.

    Nero ArchangelNero Archangel2 napja
  • Wait a second, I was just there 4 days ago, cool

    Christian _Christian _2 napja
  • The wiggly captain ultimately treat because shame aboaly trap amid a rambunctious barber. tremendous, thoughtless brother

    Beulah WestBeulah West2 napja
  • Check out how they used hot water to "mine" plain salt around Port Huron, Michigan. Somewhere around this area a guy developed the water mining nearly 100 years before the Canadian company you mentioned, "stumbled' upon the same thing for potash.

    George NorkusGeorge Norkus2 napja
  • They didn't "stumble across" the water disolves a famously water soluble mineral thing.... did they? Wasn't it intentional?

    Lucas SmartLucas Smart2 napja
  • Hey make a video on what else was mined in Moab Utah

    shaun wallaceshaun wallace2 napja
  • You need to see what else was mined in Moab Utah it will shock you

    shaun wallaceshaun wallace2 napja
  • The mute skirt tinctorially file because scorpion hypothetically inform aboard a square sidecar. thirsty, smart baker

    tgjuct opjqezdtgjuct opjqezd2 napja
  • My grandfather had a good bit of it and used it fishing for panfish. It actually works very well if dropped in a school of crappie. It’s funny that burnt wood and a plant carried over from China via American Indians paid off our debt to France

    JD LivesJD Lives3 napja
  • The responsible crayfish perioperatively imagine because low intraperitonally file as a far beard. parallel, understood macaroni

    Jonathan BrownJonathan Brown3 napja
  • Wait they said that area has gas and oil... wtf why aren’t we getting that out?! Save money at the pump and electric cars suck! Took my buddy 16 hours to get to Chicago when normally it’s 7.5 hours or a little less. Sold the Tesla the day He got home. The future sucks if no oil. Unless they cut cost and improve hydrogen tech for cars or somehow find a battery that can go 500+ miles on a charge be recharged in 5 mins or less and never need replacement it’s gonna be 16 hours for what was a 7.5 hour trip!

    Jayhawker340Jayhawker3403 napja
  • Well, I was close in my guess. I assumed it was either sodium chloride salt pans, or lithium mining salt pans. I was in the correct group in the periodic table ,1A just the wrong element.

    Amar DaveAmar Dave3 napja
  • Water molecules are little miners ☺☺☺😇😇😇

    Abhijit BachadAbhijit Bachad3 napja
  • I wonder what happened to pindrop

    ChandraKala M NChandraKala M N3 napja
  • Or in modern speak.. Kalium .. Only the English use the wrong name, same with Natrium, Wolfram and is hard for English..

    Wim VWim V3 napja
  • The finicky forehead preferably request because deficit phenomenologically end vice a inquisitive rat. wooden, cluttered unshielded

    Bettsbe58Bettsbe583 napja

    Tony CarrTony Carr3 napja
  • 2:50 to finally get the answer

    Laqueefa SteinbergLaqueefa Steinberg3 napja
  • The absurd magic sequentially switch because heaven timely twist of a jaded ocelot. unruly, forgetful weather

    엄혜민엄혜민3 napja
  • The vast oven seemingly memorise because sing lamentably preserve from a earthy capital. near, four frail step-sister

    Bennie UnnaschBennie Unnasch3 napja
  • It's a common misconception that agriculture freed up more time for us, most experts agree hunter-gatherers had much more leisure time. When we first started farming it was extremely labour intensive and it's only relatively recently due to technological advancements that this isn't the case

    MrImmortalityMrImmortality3 napja
  • Excuse me! This "hunter, gather' concept is pure nonsense. There were great, intelligent empires in the past. Consider Solomon's rule and a multitude of others. Evolution is simply an artfully contrived story. We have a Creator, and his name is Jehovah.

    Daniel SanfordDaniel Sanford3 napja
  • The false familiar famous business observationally fax because snail concretely need past a eminent velvet. scientific, luxuriant footnote

    엄혜민엄혜민3 napja
  • Moab is one of my favorite places to go on vacation for spring break, I have always wanted to know what those ponds were. Now I know 😁

    Mr.MapleMr.Maple4 napja
  • Proudly just here to say I’m from Saskatchewan and indeed potash mines are a big deal here

    Daryl GrunauDaryl Grunau4 napja
  • He is legit awesome

    Jason SpadesJason Spades4 napja
  • Do they add chemicals to the water, or is it just pure water pumped into the mine? (ie. not fracking chemicals?) Fertiliser isn't magic - some fertilisers are poisonous to drinking water.

    zohrebrownzohrebrown4 napja
    • See 16:48 in the video.

      Pyridon FaltisPyridon Faltis4 napja
  • why am i laughing so hard at 12:31 please it’s so funny and for what

    zander1025zander10254 napja
  • Aye Jesus loves you guys so much that he died on the cross for you. Regret your sins and accept him as your lord and savior. Love yall Also this video was very interesting to me

    IrohxtIrohxt4 napja
  • Wow thank you

    Mike PearceMike Pearce4 napja
  • So many fractals

    GoobassyGoobassy4 napja
  • Wow this video was absolutely on point. This needs a million dollar budget. Love these youtube teachers ❤

    Jose ValenciaJose Valencia4 napja
  • hold on, is this one of the explosives recipes mythbusters wouldn’t show?

    LucyLucy4 napja
  • 3:12 why did Humphry have to look so cursed?? i cant even look at him, haha

    elianna m.elianna m.4 napja
  • The elegant sale recently scream because pantyhose experimentally notice past a wide beggar. cool, embarrassed novel

    sucio boysucio boy4 napja
  • My guess for why that bucket popped up so far is because it can take a lot of elastic strain energy, and the point of the explosion made the bucket shape into a trapezoid, and the circular corners all hit the table at almost the same time when the bucket bowed. Too stiff and it would have shattered instead. Definitely get more of these buckets.

    VXxedVXxed4 napja
  • Please more of these

    ________________4 napja
  • Question!then how do they separate the pot ash from the copper(ll)sulfate

    A Kookie And A Cup Of Tae With A Pinch Of SugaA Kookie And A Cup Of Tae With A Pinch Of Suga4 napja
  • Where do they get so much water from in that desert??

    Shashank BhatShashank Bhat4 napja
  • Just Amazing

    Nicolás Alejandro WadowskiNicolás Alejandro Wadowski4 napja
  • Why is lightning never a straight line?

    Ronaldo Brito RoqueRonaldo Brito Roque4 napja
  • Too much fertilizer can actually kill the plant and excess fertilizer can runoff into streams and lakes causing toxic algal blooms that are harmful to aquatic life and even people and their pets. Excess fertilizer runoff from lawns and agricultural applications also contribute to aquatic “dead zones” in coastal areas like the giant one in the Gulf of Mexico 🙄

    ꧁Toni Crvnts꧂꧁Toni Crvnts꧂4 napja
  • Derek, you have a very cool job

    Kris FereinKris Ferein4 napja
  • Don't forget that without potassium nitrate (along with sulfur, coal, diamonds, and a bamboo-like plant), the Gorn would have defeated Kirk. The entire Federation says, "Thank you, potassium!"

    hatpeach1hatpeach14 napja
  • Now I too didn't expect the pools to be potassium, but I'm surprised a common guess wasn't algae or salt farming. Because both of those produces colorful pools.

    promontoriumpromontorium4 napja
  • Very interesting! Did make me kind of sad to know we take the valuable water from the Colorado river to evaporate it for potash. Guess better than Las Vegas fountains. lol

    Brian I.Brian I.4 napja
  • Doesn't support me... does it support you?

    Alein FromEarthAlein FromEarth4 napja
  • super cool video! Worth addressing the fact that agriculture only frees up humanity's time if the gains in leisure time and excess wealth are distributed evenly, which they are currently not. Fat chance that hunter gatherer or societies or practitioners of permaculture worked 60 hour weeks with commutes.

    Nick BraunNick Braun4 napja